What started your hunt for a personal injury solicitor in Burray?
If you were hurt in a car accident that was not your fault then it was probably poor driving by another driver.
The factors that cause car accidents and that make people have to hunt for a personal injury solicitor in Burray because they have been injured are continually recorded and analysed.
Here is some of the information that has come out of those investigations:
People searching for a personal injury solicitor in Burray – causes of car accidents
One of the reasons why people have to hunt for a personal injury solicitor in Burray is because a driver was driving too close behind them. When you position your car too close to the vehicle in front you do not give yourself enough time to brake if they slow down or stop suddenly. Adequate stopping distance is vital in preventing accidents.
Stopping distance is made up of the distance that you cover whilst you are thinking and reacting to the hazard in the road ahead and the braking distance which is the distance that you cover after applying your brakes but before you come to a standstill.
If your reactions are quick then your reaction distance will be shorter – people who have consumed alcohol have longer reaction distances. The braking distance will be influenced by how good your brakes and tyres are and how slippery the road surface is.
One of the classic injuries suffered by people hunting for a personal injury solicitor in Burray is the ‘rear-end shunt’ and this can easily be caused by someone driving too close behind you. If you stop suddenly, they simply drive into the back of you because they have not had enough time to slow down. In some cases they did not even try and slow down because they had not noticed that you had stopped.
The ‘rear end shunt’ typically causes a neck injury called whiplash. This is when the soft tissues of the neck (ligaments and muscles) become stretched beyond what they can usually take. The tissues are damaged, become inflamed and cannot work as well as they normally do. The symptoms can be:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Loss of movement
- Pins and needles in the arms
Accident Advice Helpline
This can make it difficult to work, sleep and generally do normal household activities. This is why many people decide to contact Accident Advice Helpline in order to find a personal injury solicitor in Burray who will help them claim some compensation.
Compensation is money that is paid by the person who caused the accident (or their insurance company) to the person who has been injured – it is to cover the injury itself and money that they have lost due to the injury).
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 21st April 2014
Author: David Brown